First of the year! A Sheffield Town Hall Wedding

I admire people who opt for Winter weddings! Let’s face it, we can’t rely on dry, warm weather in the Summer in Blighty so at least in Winter we can expect the worst and anything else is a bonus! Michelle and Paul had a real bonus day last week: a crisp, dry and mostly sunny January day for their lovely wedding at Sheffield Town Hall.

After a whopping 14 years of engagement, they finally got around to tying the knot! It was a lovely small and intimate wedding with just their closest family and friends. Even this was bigger than they originally wanted. Wedding plans have a habit of snowballing, don’t they, no matter what scale you are planning!

Michelle rocked up to the town hall in a gorgeous vintage motor from Cupid Carriages looking absolutely stunning in a beautiful red overcoat, vintage-look headpiece and heels, showing off her legs to die for! She later revealed a stylish and flattering knee-length lace number from Viola Unique, Cairns, under the coat which was an inspired choice for their day!

The ceremony was the perfect balance of laughs and emotion. At the end, the guests spontaneously burst into a Sheffield United version of Annie’s Song! Football plays an important part in Michelle and Paul’s life (as you’ll see from their cake!). A highlight, and first for me, was that the ceremony was being transmitted live by video phone to Michelle’s Mum and Dad over in Australia! It must have been a late night for them!

Following the ceremony, we took a few group shots on the walk round to the reception venue. Paul had seen and liked some of my more ‘kooky’ group shot examples in my portfolio and was keen to capture his guests looking ‘goofy’! Fine by me - you know I don’t want people to look or feel too stiff in their shots!

The reception was held at Ego Restaurant which made the perfect, relaxed choice for a fun, low-key wedding with the people most special to them. Speeches first then it was on to drinking, eating and enjoying. I love the speeches part of the day! It is such an honour to be there and I always feel like I get to know the couples really well through the lovely, funny things people say about them. Michelle said Paul had been preparing quite nervously for his speech but he needn’t have worried about it - he was a natural and a funny guy!

Thank you, Michelle and Paul, it was so wonderful to be with you on your wedding day - you are obviously a special couple. 14 years was definitely worth the wait! Wishing you many more years of happiness together.

Amy X

Flowers by Petals Polly Flowers

Jacket TK Maxx

Fascinator Myers Department Store, Cairns

Happy New Year - York Wedding Photographer

2018 was an amazing year! I’m still crazy about my lifestyle newborn shoots but I’ve taken my business in a new loved-up direction as well. Thank you to all my lovely, laid-back couples who made it so much fun! Also thanks to some of the U.K.’s biggest and best wedding blogs who chose to publish some of the brilliant weddings I have been lucky enough to shoot: Brides Up North, Boho Weddings and Whimsical Wonderland Weddings. This has helped give me the confidence to keep pushing forwards in pursuing my dreams. Yay!

I’ve had a much-needed break over Christmas and New Year with lots of family time, lots of food and (too many) drinks. My baby even let me have a few good nights sleep, hurrah! So I’m feeling recharged and excited about the year ahead and all the fabulous weddings (and babies) to come!

I love Christmas but I’m always ready to get back to normal life and making fresh plans by this time of year. Hope you’ve had a good one too!

Amy X

I love all the little story-telling details of a wedding that make each day unique and that so much thought has gone into: the flowers, the clothes, the sinage, the food and cake, the jewellery, the entertainment. I don’t always share those shots so I thought I’d share a few faves from last year here to give you a bit of a flavour. Hope you enjoy!

A couple of vendors to mention: Silverholme Manor, Tipi Unique

A Super-Stylish Shoot at the York Pavillion Hotel

The best way to learn is always to push yourself out of your comfort zone, isn’t it? Even though it’s not always easy. We all have more to learn no matter what our stage and skill set.

As a natural light obsessive, I’m always eager to take on extra training opportunities when it comes to flash as it can be a crucial part of your wedding day depending on the time of year/your venue and of course one of the best parts of the day, the par-tay!

So last week I attended an awesome workshop at the York Pavillion Hotel with a focus on different flash set-ups and I’m now happy to have a few more tricks in my armoury! It was also brilliant to meet a few more photographers from around York and ‘The North’.

The Pavillion is a really interesting venue with so much more to it than you can see from the frontage. Beautiful gardens, spiral staircases, dramatic corridors and themed rooms made for some spectacular couple and bridal portraits.

Take a look at the incredible hair and makeup from Alison Martin. Just wow!

Thank you very much to the talented Becki McPhillips and Matthew Kitchen for leading this great day of learning and sharing! Here are a few faves from the day:

York Wedding Photographer - Featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings!

Ya-hoo! Today the beautiful tipi wedding of George and Jess has been featured on the wedding mega-blog Whimsical Wonderland Weddings: very happy news!

To summarise their wedding:

“Relaxed, fun, romantic were the words Jessica and George used to describe their day, which all really shines through in these gorgeous captures by Amy Jordison Photography. There is just so much joy and happiness all round. I love that they continued the celebrations into the next day with a big BBQ brunch, it’s the perfect way to catch up post wedding.”

Time for a bit of shameless self-bragging but it’s always lovely to hear kind words from happy customers. Here’s a snippet of what they had to say:

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER

“Amy Jordison. She was absolutely fab from start to finish. She was recommended by my now sister in law, Daisy. Based in York, she thankfully agreed to travel all the way to Staffordshire for our day. We’d looked around quite a bit, but felt like most sites we looked at were either really cheesy, or staged, or just the quality didn’t look great for our budget. As soon as we saw Amy’s images we knew she was for us. They were natural, relaxed, and rich in colour and depth. She was so lovely on the day, neither of us had met her before (only on Facetime!) but it felt like we’d known her ages.”

Thanks, guys!

Like the look of the stunning tipi? It came from the fabulous Tipi Unique.

To read the full article, go to:

https://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/tipi-back-garden-wedding/

A Midlands Tipi Wedding at Home - George and Jess

The Autumn leaves are now well and truly falling so thinking back to this wonderful day at the end of Summer seems like a long time ago! I was so lucky that my lovely friend Daisy put me in touch with her brother, George, and his wife-to-be, Jess, when they were planning their wedding. You’ll see why when you see the pics! This couple were childhood sweethearts and have lived in Sydney for several years so it was an extra special occasion for them to be reunited with their UK family and friends, as well as some of their Aussie ‘family’ who came over for the event.

Jess’s parents live in a beautiful cottage in the Midlands with a garden big enough to hold a fabulous tipi and catering tent, so that’s what they did! Preparations took place at home with a gaggle of gorgeous bridesmaids and plenty of prosecco! I had spoken with Jess and George over Facetime and it was great to finally meet them face to face - they were just as friendly and welcoming as I’d expected.

The ceremony was held in their local church, which had been decorated in stunning style with candles and flower arrangements made by Jess. Her design skills shone throughout the day! There were plenty of moving moments!

Then it was back to the tipi to get the party started! The good old British weather kept us on our toes with a fair bit of drizzle and a sprinkling of chill thrown in but it wasn’t going to dampen anyone’s spirits and the sun did come out at points so guests could enjoy the garden with an Aperol spritz or 5! These two know a thing or two about a party seeing as George has made it as a successful bar owner over in Oz. I loved the ‘Minnie’ bar, named after their beautiful baby girl. The cocktails definitely got a hammering later on!

There were some brilliant speeches after dinner and in a break with tradition, George and his second best man Sonny, who had come over from Sydney, took to the stage later on, mid-dance party. Now I’m definitely getting soft with age because this best man’s speech had me laughing my head off one minute and properly choked the next! Most of the audience were sobbing like babies too! These three are clearly like family to each other in Australia..

As the light went down, the tipi and garden were absolutely beautiful, sparkling from the rafters with fairy lights and flames: stunning!

There was a really relaxed vibe to this wedding which I loved: great friends and family, delicious homely food, drinks flowing, lots of chat, pumping tunes and plenty of fun on the dance floor! There was so much love in the room.

Finally, a special shout out to ‘Del Boy’, Jess’s favourite horse. Oh yes, there just happened to be some pretty stables at the bottom of the garden where we shot some portraits including Del. Thankfully, George managed to avoid an allergy attack. Didn’t know about that until after we got the ring shot. Phew!

George and Jess, I loved meeting you, Minnie and all your lovely family and friends. Wishing you a lifetime of marital happiness. I’m sure it’s tough over there in the Sydney sunshine!

Thank you!

Amy XX

Now head over to the fabulous ‘Boho Weddings’ blog to see my pictures featured from the country barn wedding of Josh and Fe!

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York Wedding Photographer - Find me in The Little Book!

Greetings! I’ve not had much time for blogging lately what with all the editing but I’m getting on top of it now so there will be more coming soon! For now, just a shout to say I made it into the Little Book directory of the much-respected Love That Dress blog representing some of the best UK wedding suppliers. I’m right chuffed!